Solved How to fix win server 2003 boot loop?

July 16, 2015 at 07:36:45
Specs: windows server 2003
Running a Dell PowerEdge T310 with windows server 2003 in boot loop and wont go to safe mode. It started into this boot cycle conveniently after Microsoft end support for server 2003. I am assuming a last minute push of windows update were pushed out and my have one of them may have failed which caused the cycle to start.

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July 16, 2015 at 11:36:57
I's usually a hardware-related problem if Windows won't even start in Safe Mode.

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July 22, 2015 at 06:08:05
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We have had several 2003 R2 x64 systems go into a continuous reboot after recent patches. None of the normal fixes worked to get the system running again.

The fix was to boot with a Linux disk and manually undo 4 patches, I am not sure which of the four was the culprit. We were pressed for time. we first backed up the new files and then copied the files from the KB uninstall folder back to their proper locations.

You can find the folders in the Windows folder. If you look thru the spunist\*.inf file you can figure out where to copy the files back to.

Gary Herbstman
Byte Solutions, Inc.

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